Tim Matheson Obituary

Tim Matheson, a prolific actor and director has died. Matheson was born on December 31, 1947, in Glendale, California, and began his acting career in the late 1950s. He went on to become one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, appearing in numerous television shows and movies throughout his long career.

Matheson’s early acting work included appearances on classic TV shows such as “Leave It to Beaver,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “Bonanza.” In 1978, he landed the role of Otter in the cult classic movie “Animal House,” which quickly became a huge hit and cemented his status as a rising star in Hollywood.

Over the years, Matheson appeared in a wide variety of movies, including “Fletch,” “The Thing,” and “To Be or Not to Be.” He also had recurring roles on several popular TV shows, including “The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” and “Hart of Dixie.”

In addition to his acting work, Matheson was also a talented director. He directed several TV shows, including episodes of “Psych,” “The Good Guys,” and “The Sopranos.” He also directed the feature films “National Lampoon’s Animal House” and “To Be or Not to Be.”

Matheson was known for his dedication to his craft and his ability to bring depth and nuance to every role he played. He was also a beloved figure in Hollywood, known for his warm personality and his willingness to mentor young actors.

Matheson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Marighetto, and his two children, Emma and Molly. His passing has been mourned by fans and colleagues alike, who remember him as a talented actor and director and a kind and generous human being.

In a statement released by his family, Matheson was remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend who had a deep passion for his work and a strong commitment to his family. “Tim will be greatly missed by all who knew him,” the statement read. “His legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched and the many unforgettable performances he gave throughout his long and illustrious career.”